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dun (someone) for (something)

To nag or bother someone to pay money owed. Don't answer the phone—creditors keep dunning me for money that I just don't have right now.
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dun someone for something

to harass someone to pay a bill or deliver something. If you don't pay the bill, they will dun you for it day and night. My job is to dun people for payment of their bills.
See also: dun, for
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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"During the emergence, trout will take the dun or the nymph."
This is good advice, for it reduces the number of patterns required to fish either emergence effectively to two--a nymph and a dun. If you expect to hit both hatches concurrently, simply tie a nymph and a dun for each hatch.
The best way to determine an appropriate fly is to capture a local specimen (nymph, dun, and spinner) and examine it carefully.
HACKLE: Blue dun, 5 turns palmered over thorax, clipped on bottom.
Farm Pixie completed Dun's red-letter day in the second Open Maiden Race.
However, Dun didn't panic and conjured a renewed effort from her mount who easily reeled in the leader, before staying on strongly after the last to score by two lengths.